Galway City East

Owen Hanley is driven and enthusiastic to help create a bold, new vision for Galway city that puts people first. The Eastside has been deprived of ambitious public representation that supports communities, delivers solutions, and cares about people.<

Owen is a Galway native who recently completed his Bachelor Degree in English, Sociology & Politics, and over the summer finished his Masters in Human Rights Law.

Owen has not only studied and understands the socio-economic factors that impact people’s lives but as a child of austerity he knows the cost of regressive politics.

A progressive activist from a young age Owen Hanley has campaigned for gender equality, third level funding, an end to the housing crisis, the re-election of Michael D. Higgins, and repeal of the 8th amendment.

“The next 5-year council term will define Galway for the next 50. We will sleep-walk our way to a sprawling, choked-up, and ugly metro or we can become a modern and unique European city.”

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7 hours ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Two Pride flags have been targeted during Pride week. But I know these people are not Galway and will be outnumbered by the masses that will show up at the Pride Parade tomorrow.It is with a very strange feeling in our heart we must report that last night our lovely landlady and neighbour had to save our Pride flag after a group of people arrived and cut it down in an attempted to remove it. We have no further information about those involved. The flag has now been restored to its place. We stand with the LGBTQ+ community especially this week as we celebrate Galway Pride Parade 2019 / Paráid Bhród na Gaillimhe 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

Two Pride flags have been targeted during Pride week. But I know these people are not Galway and will be outnumbered by the masses that will show up at the Pride Parade tomorrow.

2 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Yesterday new Councillors meet in City Hall for an information event on the budgetary process as it is underway for officials. Councillors will be given an option on the Local Property Tax in September, presented with a estimated budget after that, and will approve the year's budget in November. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday new Councillors meet in City Hall for an information event on the budgetary process as it is underway for officials. Councillors will be given an option on the Local Property Tax in September, presented with a estimated budget after that, and will approve the years budget in November.

3 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Last night at the Galway Community Pride Launch Night I was awarded the Spirit award for being the first LGBT+ Councillor elected to Galway City Council and for flying that flag for the community. A massive honour from an amazing group of people ... See MoreSee Less

Last night at the Galway Community Pride Launch Night I was awarded the Spirit award for being the first LGBT+ Councillor elected to Galway City Council and for flying that flag for the community. A massive honour from an amazing group of people

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Congratulations from OberhausenWorks

What a fantastic honor and well deserved. 🙌🏻 Is there some significance to the painted rock?

4 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Huge honour today to invite the Galway Community Pride committee, AMACH! LGBT board, and the wider community in today as I deputise for an official reception for the launch of Galway Pride 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge honour today to invite the Galway Community Pride committee, AMACH! LGBT board, and the wider community in today as I deputise for an official reception for the launch of Galway Pride 2019!

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Well done, Councillor Hanley!

6 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Fantastic crowds out for the Streets of Galway running though miserable weather in high spirits and doing some good ... See MoreSee Less

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New Cllrs meet in City Hall for an information event on the budgetary process as it is underway for officials. Councillors will be given an option on the Local Property Tax in September, presented with a estimated budget after that, and will approve the year's budget in November.

Looks like Galway’s local community house hunting group “Galway House Hunting got Sound People” has been handed over to a company??

Is this ethical or even legal? Is it an admin trying to make a quick buck, or trying to build a business off the back of the housing crisis?

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